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The good & beautiful, as the best means.
It is very valuable of establishing it, as showing his [investment, earnestness ?] & sincerity
in persuing the highest ends.
I read the translation of [Smiel's ?]
Journal you speak of several years ago &
was a good deal interested in it, No, Smiel
himself did not make the same deep im-
pression on me that Thoreau does, partly doubt-
less, because I was not personally acquainted
with him, & partly, perhaps, because he
was a less healthy thinker. The transla-
tion I seem to remember as very beautiful,
& I presume you are enjoying it.
I am considerably occupied
at present, for so leisurely a worker as I
am, in preparing "Autumn" for Thoreau's
Journal, wh I hope may be published this
75 West St. Worcester
March 17, 1892.
Dr. Jones, the author
of "Thoreau, a Glimpse", sent that pamphlet to
me a long time ago, & I have had considerable
correspondence with him. He has also called
upon me here in Worcester. He is a very en-
thusiastic admirer of Thoreau, as you see. The
Bibliography you speak of, he kindly furnished in
an improved form as an appendix to a little
pocket vol. of selections from Thoreau's printed
books, & called 'Thoreau's Thoughts', wh. I edit-
ed, & wh. was published in the fall of
1890. I think you wd. be interested
to see that vol.
Thoreau's course with regard
to Capt. John Brown was very
heroic & admirable, but was in episode, nothing
than an incident in his [ ?] path, wh, was
not so much to contend directly against
what is wrong & ugly, as to find out & enjoy